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THE DEAL: Cruise Marketplace is offering a 14-night Hawaii cruise aboard Golden Princess, sailing roundtrip from Los Angeles on November 21, 2012. Fares for an inside cabin start at $899 per person, outside cabins start from $999 and balconies from $1,299.
WHAT WE LOVE: From as little as $64 per night, you’ll get to visit Hilo, Oahu, Kauai and Maui. This cruise has plenty of days at sea before and after the back-to-back port stops, so you’ll have time to catch up on rest and relaxation. Plus, you’ll depart from Los Angeles, which might be a little more affordable to get to than Honolulu, where many Hawaii cruises sail out of. You might even be eligible for a reduced deposit and $60 in onboard credit per couple.
WHAT GIVES US PAUSE: Keep in mind that although it was refurbished in 2009, Golden Princess is an older ship, and doesn’t offer all of the bells and whistles of the more modern mega-ships. Also, if you live on the East Coast the cost of airfare could be prohibitive. You can compare flight prices on our sister site TripAdvisor’s meta-search tool.
HOW TO BOOK IT: For all the nitty-gritty on this deal (including that pesky fine print), click here.
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